What is vaginal tightening?
As a woman’s vaginal tissues and muscles stretch from childbirth, ageing, or menopause, her vagina can become slack or lose its elasticity. Any techniques or methods employed in an effort to repair or retain the tightness of the vagina are called vaginal tightening. It is also called vaginal rejuvenation. However, not all women who undergo vaginal delivery and get older, find problems with regard to the size, lubrication, or elasticity of the vagina. Nevertheless, some women may experience issues with their vaginas, such as vaginal laxity, decreased sexual satisfaction, vaginal atrophy, painful intercourse, bladder control issues or urinary incontinence, and problems wearing tampons properly during periods. All these problems can have a negative impact on their quality of life.
To reverse this process, women may opt for different types of vaginal rejuvenation treatments. Vaginal rejuvenation is a broad term used for various vaginal corrective treatments, including surgical and non-surgical procedures aimed to tighten, repair, or restore the vaginal elasticity. The treatments may include creams, gels, and pills, laser or radiofrequency treatment; as well as vaginoplasty and labiaplasty surgeries. However, the efficacy of these treatments may differ depending on the woman’s situation. For whatever purpose one is undergoing treatment in such an intimate area, one needs to be fully informed about the benefits and risks for the best results. Take a look at the information provided below to see which treatment might be the best for you.
Vaginal tightening benefits
There are several advantages to vaginal tightening or vaginal rejuvenation that can improve a woman’s physical, emotional, and sexual health. They are:
- Improvement in vaginal laxity or a tightened vagina
- Improvement from vaginal atrophy symptoms such as vaginal dryness, vaginal burning, and itching that affect postmenopausal women
- Urinary incontinence or bladder control issues due to involuntary leakage of urine
- Enhanced sexual pleasure or intercourse by restoring lubrication & moisture
- Reduced recurrence of vaginal infections
The benefits of vaginal rejuvenation or tightening are enjoyed especially by women who are in particular stages of their lives, such as postpartum and after menopause; during these stages, women are most vulnerable to losing the elasticity and vitality of the vagina.
Vaginal tightening treatments
Various treatments are available for vaginal tightening:
- Non-invasive laser treatment
- Vaginal tightening surgeries
- Creams, gels & pills
Vaginal laser treatments are non-invasive and non-surgical procedures that use the latest laser technology to rejuvenate the vagina. The procedure uses laser heating to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin fibres in the deep layers of the vaginal walls. This improves lubrication and restores the strength and elasticity of the vaginal walls. The improved lubrication also relieves women from painful intercourse caused by vaginal dryness. FemiLift is a laser treatment for vaginal tightening aimed at improving the symptoms of vaginal atrophy and improving overall vaginal health. It is an effective treatment for uncontrolled bladder or urinary incontinence and recurrent vaginal infections. It is also an effective treatment for women who experience pain during sexual intercourse due to vaginal dryness or decreased sexual pleasure.
Vaginal tightening surgeries
Vaginal rejuvenation or tightening surgery includes procedures to repair, reconstruct, and improve the shape, size, and function of the vagina. These procedures help to restore the vaginal muscles and tissues that are stretched and loosened due to childbirth and aging. This procedure, also known as vaginal tightening or vaginoplasty, involves surgically tightening the entire vagina to prevent loosening post-pregnancy or due to aging. Vaginoplasty results in a tighter vaginal canal, which prevents incontinence and increases sexual satisfaction or pleasure.
Labiaplasty is a minor surgery performed only on the labia of the vagina or the lips surrounding the vagina. The surgery is either performed alone or with a vaginoplasty. This procedure helps make the lips symmetrical and smaller by changing or correcting the size or shape of the labia.
The vaginal tightening surgery is performed by administering anaesthesia, which usually lasts for 1-2 hours. The patient can leave the hospital the very same day after the surgery, However, the timing of discharge may also depend on the patient’s recovery and any other complications. Risks associated with vaginoplasty may include scarring, loss of sensation, bleeding, and infection. Therefore, one should think carefully before making any decisions about getting the surgery done. Meet the best vaginal tightening experts only at Yashoda Superspeciality Hospital & Cancer Institute, Sanjay Nagar, Ghaziabad, to know the best treatment for you.
Creams, gels & pills
There are numerous gels, creams, and pills available on the market that claim to rejuvenate or tighten the vagina. These medications can be bought easily online/over the counter, as they do not require a prescription. However, these medicines are only aimed at tightening the vaginal walls, and they do not relieve symptoms such as stress urinary incontinence. The effectiveness of using these medicines for vaginal rejuvenation is, therefore, highly unlikely as well as dangerous, for their application and usage may lead to infections or allergic reactions. As a result, it is advised not to waste money on such products in order to protect the vagina from further problems.
Results & side effects of the treatments
A vaginal muscle loosening is a change brought about in women by natural events in life such as ageing and childbirth. Hence, it is possible that the results of any vaginal tightening treatment may not last forever, i.e., there is no permanent solution to the vaginal condition. However, vaginoplasty results are long-term. The laser vaginal rejuvenation results typically last for a year and a half, so a follow-up treatment after that time period is recommended.
The possible side effects of vaginal tightening surgery may include nerve damage, infection, or damage to the rectum or bladder. Also, taking unregulated pills, creams, and gels for vaginal tightening may have potential side effects such as irritation or allergic reactions. Therefore, one should vary which treatment to go for and decide only after knowing all the information and facts. The doctors at Yashoda Superspeciality Hospital & Cancer Institute, Sanjay Nagar, Ghaziabad, are highly trained and have years of experience in plastic and reconstructive surgeries. They will provide you with more information about your condition and the type of treatment you should seek.
If you are interested in finding out more about vaginal rejuvenation, book an appointment at Yashoda Super Speciality Hospital & Cancer Institute, Sanjay Nagar, Ghaziabad, and consult our medical experts, who will give you a detailed explanation regarding the procedures and determine which treatment can work best for you to restore your vaginal health.